Implementing Lifestyle Medicine Education in a New Public Health and General Preventive Medicine Residency Program
A new residency program in Mississippi is implementing American College of Lifestyle Medicine’s Lifestyle Medicine Residency Curriculum. The curriculum is funded in part by Ardmore Institute of Health.
Mississippi ranks as the nation’s least-healthy state. There is a shortage of trained preventive medicine (PM) physicians in the state. The Department of Preventive Medicine at The University of Mississippi Medical Center was reinstated in 2015 to address this need. Initial PM residency accreditation was awarded in November of 2017 with subsequent notification of 10-year accreditation status in April of 2020 allowing up to 4 PGY-2 and 4 PGY-3 resident positions per year. The residency experiences provided by the program are varied and unique due to the program being housed in both the School of Medicine and the School of Population Health. Preventive medicine residents have the opportunity to complete the American College of Lifestyle Medicine’s Lifestyle Medicine Residency Curriculum. Through our diverse didactic and clinical experiences, we are optimistic that our program will continue to attract, train, and retain PM physicians for our state.
Learn more about the American College of Lifestyle Medicine’s Lifestyle Medicine Residency Curriculum.